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Chicago: Bryn Dowling plays 'Roxie' and Tom Riis Farrell plays 'Amos'
Bryn Dowling assumes the role of 'Roxie Hart', and Tom Riis Farrell the role of 'Amos Hart' in the Tony Award winning musical Chicago on 15 Jun 2009.
Dowling will play 'Roxie' through to 28 Jun, assuming the role from Charlotte dï¿½Amboise who played her final performance on 14 Jun 2009.
Bryn Dowling previously played 'Roxie' on Broadway from 23 Feb - 8 Mar and again from 30 Mar - 19 Apr 2009. Her other Broadway credits include 'The Producers' (Ensemble/Usherette: 2001) and 'The Frogs' (mulitple role: 2004).
As previously announced Bonnie Langford will play the role of 'Roxie' from 29 Jun - 5 Jul 2009, followed by Samantha Harris who assumes the role from 7 Jul 2009.
Farrell will play the role of 'Amos Hart' through to 9 Aug 2009, assuming the role from Raymond Bokhour who played his final performance on 14 Jun 2009.
Farrell's Broadway credits include 'Coram Boy' (2007), 'Dirty Blonde' (2000), 'Wrong Mountain' (2000) and 1776 (1997).
Chicago now stars Amra-Faye Wright (Velma Kelly), Bryn Dowling (Roxie Hart), Tom Hewitt (Billy Flynn), Chandra Wilson (Matron 'Mama' Morton), Tom Riis Farrell (Amos) and R. Lowe (Mary Sunshine).
Now celebrating twelve years on the Great White Way, Chicago is the second longest-running production currently playing on Broadway, as well as Broadway's longest-running musical revival.
The show has been playing on Broadway since 14 Nov 1996, it moved to the Ambassador Theatre on the 29 Jan 2003. The musical has recently extended its booking period through to 20 Dec 2009.
Chicago follows not your usual housewife, Roxie Hart, who gains dubious notoriety when she kills her boyfriend, invents her defence and manipulates everyone from her trustworthy husband to the fickle media and the unsuspecting public. The show features the well known songs, 'All That Jazz,' 'Razzle Dazzle' and 'Mr. Cellophane'.
Chicago has music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb, Book by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb.
The musical is directed by Walter Bobbie, with choreography by Ann Reinking, scene design by John Lee Beatty, costumes by William Ivey Long, lighting by Ken Billington and sound by Scott Lehrer.
Chicago is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and the Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Recording. It is the eighth longest-running production in Broadway history, as well as Broadwayï¿½s longest-running musical revival.